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of the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled as if to say, come on, man. this is my big day. you got to get this right! but unfortunately, he didn't get it right, so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time, and they got it right. >> jim walked through the history of democracy's big day. monday at 8:00 a.m. eastern the book featuring president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. c-span. created by america's cable companies in 1979 brought to you as a public service. >> in 1981, ronald regan was inaugurated as the u.s.'s 40th president. former california governor had won the election against the incumbent president, jimmy carter. the iran hostage crisis where 52 americans were held for days after a group of militants took over the u.s. ambassador in iran. this is about 25 minutes. as he was giving his speech, the hostages were being released. >> governor, are you prepared to take the constitutional oath? >> i am. >> place your h
mentioned and jackson was a man of the people. given the great deal of support that president obama had received in the 2009 inauguration, what will we expect to hear from him that might define or establish his legacy on monday? >> a very good point, residents of the united states can't campaign again, but they campaign for history. they get very conscious of their role in history, what will they be remembered for? it is interesting, the president that either did not get a second term or whose second term was considered disastrous often wind up campaigning even harder. some of our presidents have been great ex-president, working hard to establish that kind of historical legacy. i think president obama will use that opportunity to try to find what it is and how you want people to think of them not just now, but in the future. and king has just had a monument built to him. 50 years ago, 1963, king gave his speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. there will be some connection to that in the process because this is the fulfillment of what he looked for. but what is left, what needs to
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